Tag Archives of : Birds

My next Birding Adventure is….”Birding Adventures TV”

By the time you read this, I’ll be either 1) rubbing my eyes at 4 am for a morning of filming in the Tandayapa Valley of Ecuador. 2) falling onto my knees with awe at a the sight of yet another radiant tanager 3) sedating myself with pico sours in order to quell this thing […]

Latest Project: Web 2.0-friendly WordPress Installation

Latest Project: Web 2.0-friendly WordPress Installation

I am pleased to report the launch of my latest web project for a birding tour company. This was a fantastic collaboration between my web team (Katherine Koch, lead designer and Bill Klingensmith, Rob Mauer, and Sean Koch) and the owners of Tropical Birding (a birding tour company based in Quito, Ecuador). The result is […]

Bird-friendly Glass Inspired by Spider Webs Lessens Window Strikes

Millions of birds die from window strikes each year. A German company called Arnold Glas seeks to overcome that problem by designing Ornilux glass, which contains a special UV coating that is visible to birds, but doesn’t obstruct the view for humans. While we see a solid, clear pane, birds see a Jack Frost-like web […]

The Great Adirondack Birding Celebration

The 2010 Great Adirondack Birding Celebration will be held June 4-6 at the Adirondack Park Agency Visitor Interpretive Center in Paul Smiths. The weekend features birding trips, lectures, workshop and the popular Teddy Roosevelt Birding Challenge. The keynote address will be given by Dr. Peter Marra, a terrestrial animal ecologist at Smithsonian Institution. For more […]

The Backyard: Bach or Beethoven for Bluebirds?

The Backyard: Bach or Beethoven for Bluebirds?

We know that birds are auditory creatures. We know a female selects her mate based on the quality of his song. We know that when we go into the woods and play birdsongs on our iPods, birds will come investigate. But will they sing to classical music? Well, this little story unfolded in my mother’s […]

Weekend Feeder Birds

Weekend Feeder Birds

Despite the sometimes cold/rainy weather, last weekend offered several good birding opportunities, both in the backyard and in swampy woods. My mom’s feeders are as busy as Starbucks on Times Square, with the antics of at least two or three feeder birds in view at one time. Mom also has a pair of nesting bluebirds. […]

Rochester Birding Association Digital Birding App Presentation

Thanks to all the local Rochesterians who came out to Brighton Town Hall to hear me wax on about technology and mobile birding applications last night. A decent-sized crowd listened to my evangelical ravings about smartphone technology as it applies to the pursuit of birding. Toward the end, things got a little crazy when I […]

Presentation on Mobile Apps at Rochester Birding Association

It’s official. I’m presenting a talk on digital revolution of birding/mobile birding apps at next week’s Rochester Birding Association monthly meeting on April 8 at 7:30 pm (Brighton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY). My talk expands on articles on mobile apps that I’ve recently written for Birder’s World, Birding, and iPhone Life. I will […]